ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep reddish beer with no head. Tart fruity aroma with yeasty notes and a vague hint of wood. fruity, light tart and sweet flavor with a yeasty and dusty note.
JoeMcPhee (8575) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to beeryum for this one. Deep, deep blood red colour, thick red head. Really gorgeous brew. Tart lactic aroma, much more pronounced cherry character than in the regular kriek with a beautiful vanilla and soft almond note in back. Plenty of musty and funky aromas as well, but they serve to accent the beautiful fruitiness. Mouthfeel is lean and dry with some mouthpuckering acidity, dry leathery character and some lingering lactic acidity. Fruit is more prominent in the nose than in the mouth. As it warms, the sourness seems to mute, bringing forward some softer earthier character that I quite enjoy. More temperature also helps bring out the fruity flavours. Classic delicious Cantillon.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 Vintage. Poured a burgundy color with a nice little pink head that subsided to only a ring after a few minutes. Lacing was almost absent. Carbonation bubbles were not in the body. Aroma was tart, vinegar, citrus/cherry. The flavor was full of lots of stuff, hay, vinegar, oak, citrus, light cherries, and definite tartness. Nothing sweet about this, although for Cantillon, not offensively tart. Body was full for the style. Mouthfeel was acidic. Very nice if you’re into these sorts of things, but it’s not something I’d go back and pay $24 for another bottle. This is only for the hard core at those prices.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at O’Briens - wow, how lucky am I to find it this way in the US!?! Arrived in a tulip glass, a beautiful cloudy dark cherry color with a small pinkish head that leaves spots of lacing. Aroma is dry, dry, dry, champagne, pie cherries, wet wool and a bit of funk. Tart, dry, puckering cherry flavor, with little to no residual sugar evident, oaky and sour finish. Medium body and fine, crisp carbonation. Truly a treat!
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red coloured with a light pink head.
Light acidic aroma of berries and wood.
Light acidic flavour of berries and wood.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
1999, mellow as expected. A reddish pink fruity along with pulp look, good amount of lace. The kriek raspberry more than cherry aroma is invigorating. Sour pucker and mellowed magnificiently. it is Natural cherry.Unimpeding carbonation.Surprisingly drinkable.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap@O’Brien’s: Color is a pinkish purple with a small pink head. Aroma is like tart burgandy wine. Flavor starts black cherry tart turning red wine vinegar like acidic and finishing kinda dry. Light bodied and watery with lively carbonation.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. red color. pink head. taste of cherry and vinegar. a bit sour. dry pallete.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours red in colour with a medium head. Medium dryness. Slightly sour and slightly moldy. Very nice. Maybe a very faint hint of cinnamon.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2002 bottle. Pours red with a wavering light pink head. Smells of rasberries and typical barnyard elements. Taste is light and fluffy with a nice rasberry note throughout and a dry finish. Extreme over the top tartness.